Hands

The hand is part of the upper limb below the forearm and wrist. In the supinated anatomical position, the palm is facing anteriorly. The bones of the hand are:

The wrist joint is superior. Hand movement is complex and occurs across many joints, including those involved in wrist flexion.

See these articles for radiographic positioning:

Article information

rID: 41565
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Hand (anatomy)

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: flexor insertions at the hand and wrist
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  • Figure 1: extensor insertions at the hand and wrist
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  • Figure 2: normal anatomy (frontal)
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  • Figure 2: normal anatomy (oblique)
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